Sister Camille Marie Black, M.M.


Sister Camille Marie Black, M.M., who was a missioner to Guatemala and the Philippines, died Oct. 29 at Maryknoll Sisters Center in Ossining. She was 96.

From the 1940s to the 1960s, she served in Guatemala and the Philippines as a nursing supervisor, nursing trainer, staff nurse and religion teacher. In the 1950s, she returned to Maryknoll in Ossining for several years, serving as a nurse in the nursing home.

At Maryknoll, she also served as assistant director, librarian and assistant editor in the Maryknoll Society’s Overseas Extension Program, 1972-1984. She volunteered in sisters’ photo archives department, the development department and the mission awareness promotion team.

Born in Andover, she entered the Maryknoll Sisters in 1945 and made final vows in 1951. She held a bachelor’s degree in education from Mary Rogers College at Maryknoll, and a master’s in religious studies from Maryknoll School of Theology.

A Funeral Mass was offered Nov. 6 in the Chapel of the Annunciation at the Maryknoll Sisters Center. Burial was in the Maryknoll Sisters Cemetery.


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